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SEC proposes CEO pay ratio disclosure rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2013

The SEC issued a proposed rule on September 18, 2013, that would require most public companies to report the ratio between the annual total


The Brocade trial: Judge Breyer may take case away from jury
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2007

The first criminal trial of stock options backdating conduct may end with the court finding that government prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence of intent to support a conviction


The Brocade trial: an important defense gets in the door
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 3 2007

Until last Friday, Greg Reyes, Brocade's former CEO, had been unable raise an important aspect of his defense: Brocade was only one of many companies that allegedly manipulated stock options grants


The Brocade trial: Judge Breyer postpones decision on motion to dismiss
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2007

On July 19, 2007, Judge Breyer deferred, for the second time, his decision on the pending motion to dismiss in the Brocade stock options backdating trial


SEC proposes roadmap to adoption of IFRS accounting for U.S. companies
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2008

On August 27, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously approved release of a proposed roadmap for the mandatory adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) by U.S. public companies as early as 2014


SEC launches options backdating suit against Broadcom executives
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2008

The SEC has filed a civil action against four Broadcom executives and its General Counsel in connection with alleged options backdating activity at the company between 1998 and 2003


Current issues in D&O and E&O coverage investigations: SDNY holds that Credit Suisse waived work product privilege by disclosing internal investigation memoranda to the government
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2008

If outside counsel for a company drafts factual memoranda concerning an internal investigation conducted in response to alleged wrongdoing, and then voluntarily shares the memoranda at the company’s direction with government investigators, has the company waived the work product privilege?


Massachusetts federal court: subsequent demand moots demand-excused derivative suit
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2008

The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts recently granted a motion to dismiss a “demand excused” shareholder derivative suit on the basis that the suit was mooted by the plaintiffs’ subsequent demand letter


SEC releases competing proposals for shareholder participation in contested elections
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2007

On July 27, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission posted two separate proposing releases that relate to shareholder access to a public company’s proxy ballot in connection with director elections


The Brocade options backdating trial: Reyes found guilty on all counts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2007

On Tuesday, August 7, 2007, after more than a week of deliberations, the jury in the criminal trial of ex-Brocade CEO Greg Reyes returned a guilty verdict